Books


Review: Witches, Witch-Hunting and Women

31 December 2018 Witches, Witch-Hunting and Women by Silvia Federici, reviewed by Jessica White

A master-work of graphic satire

22 December 2017 American Jewish cartoonist Eli Valley’s comic commentary on America, the US Jewish diaspora and Israel is nothing if not near the knuckle, Richard Kuper writes

Review: No Is Not Enough

6 October 2017 Samir Dathi reviews No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics, by Naomi Klein

Marx’s Capital at 150: an invitation to history

30 September 2017 Radhika Desai says Capital by Karl Marx is still an essential read on the 150th anniversary of its publication

A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour

2 August 2017 A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour: Kenya, Britain and the Julie Ward Murder, by Grace A Musila, reviewed by Allen Oarbrook

Everything you know about Ebola is wrong

31 July 2017 Vicky Crowcroft reviews Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic, by Paul Richards

Podemos: In the Name of the People

21 December 2016 'The emergence as a potential party of government is testament both to the richness of Spanish radical culture and the inventiveness of activists such as Errejón' - Jacob Mukherjee reviews Errejón and Mouffe's latest release

Book Review: The EU: an Obituary

12 December 2016 Tim Holmes takes a look at John Gillingham's polemical history of the EU

Book Review: The End of Jewish Modernity

9 December 2016 Author Daniel Lazar reviews Enzo Traverso's The End of Jewish Modernity

Book review: Angry White People: Coming Face to Face With the British Far-Right

7 December 2016 Hilary Aked gets close up with the British far right in Hsiao-Hung Pai's latest release

Book Review: The Day the Music Died – a Memoir

5 December 2016 Sheila Rowbotham reviews the memoirs of BBC director and producer, Tony Garnett.

Power Games: A Political History

5 December 2016 Malcolm Maclean reviews Jules Boykoff's Power Games: A Political History

Book Review: Sex, Needs and Queer Culture: from liberation to the post-gay

3 December 2016 Aiming to re-evaluate the radicalism and efficacy of queer counterculture and rebellion - April Park takes us through David Alderson's new work.

Book Review: Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics

2 December 2016 'In spite of the odds Corbyn is still standing' - Alex Doherty reviews Seymour's analysis of the rise of Corbyn

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

1 December 2016 'A small manifesto for black liberation through socialist revolution' - Graham Campbell reviews Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's 'From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation'

Book Review: Swimming with Sharks: My journey into the world of the bankers

10 November 2016 Jenny Nelson reviews Luyendiks analysis of the City – the ‘time bomb at the heart of our society’.

Book Review: My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency

8 November 2016 'A symptom of a deep sickness in the American political system’ - John Brissenden reviews Doug Henwood's take on the presidential nominee.

Increasing anti-semitism or disappearing Palestine?

16 October 2016 The left’s Jewish problem, Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and anti-semitism by Dave Rich, reviewed by Paul Kelemen

Book review: Place is the Passion by Bill Williamson

9 September 2016 Folk singer Leon Rosselson reviews a book to help ordinary people understand the Israel / Palestine conflict.

Hope Without Optimism

19 April 2016 Hope Without Optimism, by Terry Eagleton, reviewed by Michael Calderbank

Lean Out

12 April 2016 Lean Out, by Dawn Foster, reviewed by Izzy Koksal

The Egyptians by Jack Shenker

12 February 2016 Laleh Khalili reviews Jack Shenker's new book and finds it strikes an unexpectedly optimistic note about the after-echoes of the Egyptian uprisings

Weatherland

1 February 2016 Weatherland: Writers and Artists Under English Skies, by Alexandra Harris, reviewed by David Renton

Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg

1 February 2016 Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg, by Ben Stewart, reviewed by Jenny Nelson

The New Prophets of Capital

1 February 2016 The New Prophets of Capital, by Nicole Aschoff, reviewed by Finn Smith

Politics in a Time of Crisis

1 February 2016 Politics in a Time of Crisis, by Pablo Iglesias, reviewed by Tom Walker

Bahrain’s Uprising

1 December 2015 Bahrain’s Uprising: Resistance and repression in the Gulf, eds Ala’a Shehabi and Marc Owen Jones, reviewed by Kitty Webster

The Mythology of Work

1 December 2015 The Mythology of Work: How Capitalism Persists Despite Itself, by Peter Fleming, reviewed by Kit Caless

Political Ecology: Beyond Environmentalism

1 December 2015 Political Ecology: Beyond Environmentalism, by Dimitrios Roussopoulos, reviewed by Mat Little

Encyclical on Capitalism and Inequality

1 December 2015 Encyclical on Capitalism and Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home, by Pope Francis, reviewed by Charlotte Sykes

Inventing the Future

1 December 2015 Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a world without work, by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, reviewed by Daniel Whittall

Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future by Paul Mason

20 October 2015 Hilary Wainwright reviews Paul Mason's latest book and questions how far information technology is leading us towards a post-capitalist economy

Octavia’s Brood

1 October 2015 Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, eds Walidah Imarisha and Adrienne Maree Brown, reviewed by Luke Wilson

The Racket

1 October 2015 The Racket: A Rogue Reporter Versus The Masters of the Universe, by Matt Kennard, reviewed by Ian Sinclair

Zionism and its Discontents

1 October 2015 Zionism and its Discontents: A Century of Radical Dissent in Israel/Palestine, by Ran Greenstein, reviewed by Richard Kuper

Unmasking Austerity

1 October 2015 Unmasking Austerity: Opposition and Alternatives in Europe and North America, by Dexter Whitfield, reviewed by Edward Dingwall

Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune

4 September 2015 Jane Shallice reviews Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune, by Kristin Ross

Strikers, Hobblers, Conchies and Reds

25 August 2015 Strikers, Hobblers, Conchies and Reds: A radical history of Bristol 1880-1939, by Dave Backwith, Roger Ball, Stephen E Hunt, Mike Richardson, reviewed by Gemma Edwards

The Left Hemisphere

25 August 2015 The Left Hemisphere: Mapping critical theory today, by Razmig Keucheyan, reviewed by Finn Smith

Alternatives to Capitalism

25 August 2015 Alternatives to Capitalism: Proposals for a democratic economy, by Robin Hahnel and Erik Olin Wright, reviewed by Heather Blakey

Gun Baby Gun

1 August 2015 Gun Baby Gun: A bloody journey into the world of the gun, by Iain Overton, reviewed by Jen Wilton

Blacklisted

1 August 2015 Blacklisted: The secret war between big business and union activists, by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain, reviewed by Claire Fauset

Rebel Footprints

1 August 2015 Rebel Footprints: A Guide To Uncovering London’s Radical History, by David Rosenberg, reviewed by Ian Sinclair

Sisters of the Revolution

1 August 2015 Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology, eds Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, reviewed by Kate Bradley

Cultural Capital

8 June 2015 Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain, by Robert Hewison, reviewed by Danielle Child

Women Against Fundamentalism

8 June 2015 Women Against Fundamentalism: Stories of Dissent and Solidarity, by Sukhwant Dhaliwal and Nira Yuval-Davis (eds), reviewed by Charlotte Sykes

Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom?

8 June 2015 Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? by Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan R Cole (eds), reviewed by Houman Barekat

Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change

6 May 2015 Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change, by Caroline Lucas, reviewed by Ian Sinclair

A Precariat Charter

19 March 2015 A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens, by Guy Standing, reviewed by John Palmer

Ujamaa

27 February 2015 Ujamaa: The hidden story of Tanzania’s socialist villages, by Ralph Ibbott, reviewed by Ruth London



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